Bug 179697

Summary: Handbook incomplete WRT Opera flash usage (linproc)
Product: Documentation Reporter: Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg>
Component: DocumentationAssignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody) <doc>
Status: Closed Overcome By Events    
Severity: Affects Only Me CC: carlavilla, rene, rfg
Priority: Normal    
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   
See Also: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=195209

Description Ronald F. Guilmette 2013-06-19 00:40:00 UTC
The Handbook describes how to install and use Opera on this page:


Unfortunately that page fails to mention that in order to make use of the
Flash plug-in with Opera, one has to first mount the "linproc" thingy.


The Handbook page mentioned above should describe what has to be added to
/etc/fstab in order to get the linproc pseudo-filesystem mounted.
Install Opera and the associated flash plugin and then try to visit a page
containing some flash content.  It won't work until you mount the linproc
Comment 1 Rene Ladan freebsd_committer 2014-07-20 15:51:35 UTC
Note that it is now impossible to build the linux-f10-flashplugin11 port because dependencies are marked as forbidden (unless you manually modify the Makefiles).
Comment 2 Rene Ladan freebsd_committer 2014-07-20 15:58:45 UTC
Mounting linprocfs before starting www/opera does not seem to help for me, it detects no plugins at all.

I have linux-f10-flashplugin11 and opera-linuxplugins installed. Installing www/nspluginwrapper does not help either.
Comment 3 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-28 19:49:05 UTC
batch change:

For bugs that match the following
-  Status Is In progress 
- Untouched since 2018-01-01.
- Affects Base System OR Documentation


Reset to open status.

I did a quick pass but if you are getting this email it might be worthwhile to double check to see if this bug ought to be closed.
Comment 4 Sergio Carlavilla Delgado freebsd_committer 2020-01-26 13:18:14 UTC
Operas was removed from the Handbook in this PR #242495